Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh sounds a lot more fun than it is in real life. While you probably aren’t driving a sleigh to visit family and friends this holiday, you can take steps in advance to ensure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible. Preparing for a holiday road trip doesn’t have to be hard with help from Maven Motors.
Check Your Lights
Turn your car lights on and take a walk around your vehicle. Before you take a holiday road trip and drive through snow, rain and darkness, you’ll want to make sure that all of your lights are shining. High beams, low beams, directional signals, license plate lights and brake lights are all vital to staying safe on the road.
Keep an Eye on Your Fluids
When you’re driving in winter weather, you will use up a surprising amount of windshield washer fluid to keep your windshield clear and visibility high. Beyond refilling your current washer levels, you should also keep a gallon in the trunk in case you need it. If you are traveling in icy weather, you should choose washer fluid that has an antifreeze agent inside.
Cold weather makes the air in your tires shrink, which can lead to low tire pressure. Underinflated tires lead to poor handling and unsafe braking. Always keep a tire pressure gauge in your glove compartment and check the pressure in all of your tires before you leave for your holiday road trip. Not sure what the right pressure is? Check the inside of your driver’s side door or owner’s manual to see what the recommended amount is.
Complete Your Regular Maintenance
When was the last time you had your tires aligned or your car battery checked? If you can’t answer that question, it’s time for you to have preventative maintenance completed. Maven Motors is a full-service mechanical repair center that can help complete any repairs or maintenance your car needs to stay in optimal condition. Oil changes, new windshield wipers and new tires are just a call away.
Prepare for a Holiday Road Trip with Maven Motors
Maven Motors auto body shop is dedicated to helping every one of our customers with honesty and integrity. From auto painting to collision repair, we can meet all of your car maintenance needs. To learn more about our auto body repair services, contact us today by calling (410) 358-1114 or visit us online.